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Get Ready for Cocktail Season With These Skinny Recipes

You like your cocktails, but are freaking out at the thought of unwanted and empty calories. Well, there is a delicious solution to your dilemma.

You like your cocktails, but are freaking out at the thought of unwanted and empty calories. Well, there is a delicious solution to your dilemma.

The summer cocktail season is officially here and that means that there are a host of delicious concoctions to choose from. The best thing is that you can indulge in fruity libations while still maintaining your healthy diet. Check out some of the most mouth-watering cocktails this season that will keep your figure intact.

1. American Virgin

This cocktail is a fruity, fizzy and refreshing drink that is equally delicious without adding any unnecessary inches to your waistline, mainly because it’s a mocktail. The main ingredients of this non-alcoholic colorful concoction, include peach juice, club soda, orange, juice and lemonade. Check out the full recipe here.

2. Sorrento Sunrise

With a name that sounds like a sexy film noir, this cocktail is almost too good drink. The bright orange hue and citrusy taste is courtesy of cantaloupe, blood orange, Grey Goose Vodka, Lillet Blanc and lemon juice. Check out the full recipe here.

3. Nilla Basil Daiquiri

If you’re thinking that the name of this cocktail sounds a little weird, well you may have a point, until you realize that the “nilla” in the name is actually just short for vanilla. This low-calorie take on the daiquiri contains basil leaves, sugar-free vanilla syrup, rum and fresh lime juice. Check out the recipe here.

4. Jalapeño-Pineapple Margarita

Everyone likes a little spice with their cocktails every now and then, right? If you like a little kick to your drink, then this spicy margarita is right up your alley thanks to a generous amount of jalapeños. Some of the other ingredients include pineapple, Crystal Light lemonade, white tequila, triple sec, fresh limes, Truvia sweetener and water. Check out the recipe here.

5. Skinny Blueberry Vodka Mojito

Sure a classic mojito is good, but a low-calorie version that’s heavy on the blueberries is even better. Things you can also expect from this mouth-watering drink are vodka, Sprite zero, fresh mint and as many fresh blueberries as you can handle. Check out the recipe here.

6. The Paloma

Thankfully the powerful name of this cocktail is equal to its amazing taste and that’s definitely a good thing. The Paloma contains tequila, club soda, grapefruit juice, lime juice, sugar and fresh grapefruit slices. Check out the recipe here.

7. Kombucha Moscow Mules

For all you lovers of Moscow Mules that long for a fruity version, you’ve come to the right place. This one contains a healthy helping of Kombuncha (ginger or gingerberry), vodka and lime juice. Check out the recipe here.

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